Personal Shopper: Boat Mitzvah, Part II - Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon

First, we helped Robin find an outfit for her daughter's Bat Mitzvah, but the girl-who'll-be-a-woman-soon needs something to wear, too!

Here is the second part of Robin's Personal Shopper request: "I am also baffled with trying to find a dress for the Bat Mitzvah girl. She is petite as well, only 75 pounds, little girls size 12. She loves sparkly and shiny but is too old for girly girl princess type dresses."

Hello again, Robin! I, Rachel H., was Bat Mitzvah-ed in the 90s and wore a very boring navy blue dress for my ceremony and a pink gingham jumper with a white collared shirt underneath and pearlized pink leather Skechers to the after party, so I knew I'd have to do some research on what Bat Mitzvah girls are wearing right now. I scoped out the fashion at a recent Bat Mitzvah and have ascertained that the going look these days is short, strapless, and high heels. For 13-year-olds? Umm... no. I do not approve. Luckily, your daughter is still in girl's sizes, so this look is impossible! Score! I have selected some dresses, shoes, and accessories that have some sparkle and shine but still befit a newly minted, ever-so-sophisticated Jewish woman such as your daughter will be. Have her wear a little sweater over her dress for the ceremony to show respect when she is called up to the Torah. Mazel Tov to your family!

1 - Ivy and Moon Bolero Sweater in White ($24, on sale)
2 - Ivy and Moon Bolero Sweater in Black ($24, on sale)
3 - Ruby Rox Sleeveless Lacy Jacquard Dress ($41)
4 - Roxette Lacy Jacquard Dress ($64)
5 - Us Angels Ivory A-line Dress with Sash ($106, dress available in black or white with choice of 11 sash colors)
6 - Blush by Us Angels Polka Dot Dress ($99)
7 - Blush by Us Angels Chiffon Ruffle Dress ($99, in three colors)
8 - Betsey Johnson Black and Pink Studs ($25)
9 - Topshop Bow Studs ($15)
10 - Multicolored Diamond Bracelets ($10)
11 - Gap Jewel Tulle Ballet Flats ($25, in two colors)
12 - Kenneth Cole Over the Tap Shoes ($45, in two colors)
13 - Hanna Anderson Ruffle Flat ($54, in three colors)
14 - J. Crew Girls Glitter Bow Ballet Flats ($58)

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Posted on 02.23.11 at 12:23 PM

Thank you so much for the suggestions! The "Boat Mitzvah" girl and I can't wait to start shopping! SHALOM

Rachel H.

Posted on 02.23.11 at 3:29 PM

You are SO welcome, Robin! I hope and your family and enjoy the day and do lots of kvelling and no kvetching!


Posted on 02.23.11 at 3:30 PM

#7 is so cute I wish it came in my size!

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